Locus Awards Winners

As said in Locus Mag, this year’s winners are:

Best Science Fiction Novel: Accelerando, Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit)

Best Fantasy Novel: Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman (Morrow; Review)

Best First Novel: Hammered/Scardown/Worldwired, Elizabeth Bear (Bantam Spectra)

Best Young Adult Book: Pay the Piper, Jane Yolen & Adam Stemple (Starscape)

Best Novella: “Magic for Beginners”, Kelly Link (Magic for Beginners, F&SF 9/05)

Best Novelette: I, Robot“, Cory Doctorow (The Infinite Matrix, 2/15/05)

Best Short Story: “Sunbird”, Neil Gaiman (Noisy Outlaws etc.)

Best Magazine: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

Best Publisher: Tor

Best Anthology: The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighteenth Annual Collection, Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link & Gavin Grant, eds. (St. Martin’s)

Best Collection: Magic for Beginners, Kelly Link (Small Beer Press)

Best Editor: Ellen Datlow

Best Artist: Michael Whelan

Best Non-Fiction: Storyteller: Writing Lessons and More from 27 Years of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop, Kate Wilhelm (Small Beer Press)

Best Art Book: Cathy & Arnie Fenner, eds. Spectrum 12: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art (Underwood)

Surprisingly, some of the winners (Charles Stross and Cory Doctorow, also nominateds for the Hugo Awards) released their material as Creative Commons, and you’re able to read it for free. I linked the Creative Commons licensed material.